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Old 6th May 2018, 17:08   #1
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Default 6 hours of Spa WEC 2018: Toyota takes 1-2, Fernando Alonso wins on debut

Toyota secured a one-two finish in the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship superseason at Spa, with Fernando Alonso's car taking a narrow win.

The #8 TS050 Hybrid Alonso shared with Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima looked to be on course for an untroubled victory for the majority of the race, helped by the sister #7 car being forced to start from the pitlane.

By the time the #7 Toyota had recovered to second place in the third hour, the #8 car was the best part of a minute ahead, despite Nakajima having to make an extra pitstop for his seatbelts not being fastened correctly and then spinning at La Source shortly afterwards.

Alonso will be racing the whole season of WEC(with Toyota) along with Formula 1 side by side. His chances of winning the 24 hours of Le Mans and the World Endurace Championship title itself look pretty good with his main competition being the other(sister car) Toyota.

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Brilliant, Alonso deserves some success after the angst of a bad car all these years!
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Default Re: 6 hours of Spa WEC 2018: Toyota takes 1-2, Fernando Alonso wins on debut

The sheer talent! A victory in a new series with new rules and a new car. Damn you Alonso, hat's off man . Although, it must be added, team orders worked in Alonso's favour - related news.

Here's a brilliant video of Alonso doing what he does best - BATTLE!
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Although, it must be added, team orders worked in Alonso's favour
Yes, it was unfortunate for Kamui Kobayashi especially after all the bad luck and reliability issues he's had in the past two years even with the fastest car.
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6 Hours of SPA - Race Highlights. I wish more categories of motor racing are telecast live in India other than F1, Formula E and MotoGp.

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